The great Alaska wild draws you in with it's wide-open spaces, towering mountains, and abundant wildlife. Oh, and fishing. Fishing in Alaska is on the bucket list for most anglers, regardless of experience and skill.
While the peak salmon runs are May through September, shoot for visiting in mid to late July, for the best variety of fish. You'll be in the middle of Halibut and Red Salmon season, at the tail end of King Salmon, and the beginning of the Silver, Pink & Chum Salmon.
Believe it or not, there is more than salmon and halibut in Alaska! If you trek to the interior lakes and streams, you will find Dolly Varden and Rainbow Trout, Arctic Grayling, Northern Pike, and Arctic Char.
Your fishing experience may vary from a short charter for a couple hours, to full or multiple day charters, or staying at a fishing lodge. Most are familiar with the charter option, less understand what a fishing lodge is all about.
Fishing lodges are not necessarily rustic structures but often luxury accommodations. They will generally package your experience, providing lodging, gourmet food, and experts to guide you to the perfect spot to cast your line. Worried about how you'll get your haul home? Many of the charters and lodges will help you pack and ship your catch back home, for a fee.
There are an abundance of charters and lodges available to you at various budget levels. If you're DIY planning, be sure to look at the inclusions of each, when comparing your preferred options. If you're wanting help planning a fishing trip for yourself or a group of friends and family, just contact us and we'll discuss what you're looking for and do the research for you.